How do you put on an event when you don’t program the event?
Wow... Another mismanaged event... I suspect niantic are doing this on purpose to **** of the last of the few interested players still trying.
No one could be this level of stupid and still keeping their job if it wasn't on purpose.
I think I'm done with this waste of time now...
@hpwulola I'm getting Platform 9 3/4 foundable from fortress battles with a Wonders of the Wizarding World runestone, as reported by others. Is this correct? This is not a Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes foundable.
I'm so Irritated with this. Is it Not supposed to be fun?? I just get stressed trying to catch traces that doesn't even seem to exist.
This is so frustrating!!! I'm using TTD and dark detectors and Fred/George traces are non-existing. How are we supposed to complete these events when there are simply not enough traces?!
Using TTD has sucked! I get everything but what I actually need. No energy spells lying around either so we're losing spell energy. Come on more of those! The ones we need disappear or use a lot of spell energy and then They disappear. Honestle this weekends Community Days have sucked big time.
This is just my opinion. What has changed in the hpwu game is that for 1 year it was a very easy game. Now it's a difficult game.
I didn't finish Saturday's community day, even though I used 5 tonic for trace potions. The prophecy records foundable was my bane (I still needed to collect 10 by midnight last night.) I had a ton of Ministry of Magic foundables showing up, most of which were ministry officials. Even while using Tonic for Trace 5 times (I even rented a cauldren just to brew more tonic for trace potions) what else can you do if Niantic won't give you the foundables you need?
After reviewing what was expected for Sunday's community day, I decided not to participate. I will play enough to complete the daily assignment.
With two community days expecting so much plus part 2 of a brilliant event two days later, I have a life and it's not playing this game so much. There's no fun in this.
I've been playing this game basically since day one. Last year, I couldn't complete an event due to a family emergency. Yesterday was the first time I couldn't complete an event even though I tried very hard. Today is the first time I chose not to participate in an event.
I didn't finish yesterday's September make up day. I used several TTD and went to a park and spent around 3 hrs. Got a lot of Ministry foundables but not the ones I needed to complete. I wasn't a few shy I was well shy of getting all of the foundables. I'm annoyed that I was using a ton of potions for very little reward outside of general Ministry points which I could have collected without the use of all of those potions. Not any more optimistic about today. Who has time to spend all weekend on this? Also, what is the rush in collecting all the wild encounter foundables? There doesn't seem to be any plans for expanding so hurry up and finish the game is the marketing plan here?
This event seems to be going fine for me so far. I haven't even made much of an effort yet (one TTD at home) and I am already at 4 Puking Pastilles, 7 Lee Jordan's, 5 Freds and 2 Georges.
The only issue I have is I have done about 8 or 9 Fortress battles and can't get any Open Skiving Snackboxes, and the portkeys are the same color as yesterday's so I am not sure which are the new ones. So I can't prestige the page and the trace foundables are already green starred and full, so they are being wasted in that sense.
@Car26 @Imaginatio @inesiz I don't see anything anywhere about fortresses giving only or even increased Open Skiving Snackbox fragments. I only see that portkeys are giving them. Where did you see that?
I will add to the "what's up with this Niantic???" Regarding the community day events. I stopped playing spawn with 9 minutes left on my first trace tonic.... yeah... bottom pic is 4 minutes left... top is with 1 minute... where's the spawn for the event??? I play for fun, but when a ttd only throws up 6 event spawn in 30 minutes, it doesn't take a **** scientist to figure out that it will take 7 hours to finish this event.... THAT'S not fun... just my 2 cents... For the Make up September event i played for 2 hours and was still 20 prophecy records short and 1 freaking ministry memo... i just wanted to have some fun in between grading student work and writing my finals papers in grad school... i felt like the event was more work than my other stuff!!
@FixMyGreenStars perhaps this wouldn't have been so bad if COVID were not around. I pretty much enjoyed hunting the dragons and their eggs laying around last year before this whole hellscape has started. I took a long route between Sutton and Kingston-Upon-Thames both on foot and using buses. But in current circumstances this isn't a good safe strategy. My city will reintroduce tighter restrictions starting Monday so it will get much worse, with fines if your reason to go outside isn't "good enough". I'm not intended to risk getting fined by Russian police just because I lack foundables for "some quest".
@RegulusPT with master note brew time become 20 -ish minute.
@FixMyGreenStars I agree. Are the events meant for those level 60 SOS 29,000 players with unlimited potions? For reference I'm level 42, SOS 7,000. I thought I worked hard to get to this point, but it was fun. Events were achievable at a lower level, and didn't take me 8 hours. I can't imagine what it's like for a lower level player. I've spent about 3 1/2 hours today, 5 TTD, taken a walk, spent countless potions, and am still only about 2/3 through, except puking pastilles, which are at 11/20. Everything is requiring potions to catch. Just a frustrating resource drain.
Four TTDs in and my average of the WOWW family is mainly Giant’s helms followed by puking pastel and red flares for every other family.
I am used to not finishing CDs, but usually it comes down to my physical condition being in the way, not the inability to find the spawns needed. This weekend has been an exercise in futility, filled with frustration. I feel like the devs are focused on what the hardcore players are doing and ignoring the rest of us as we struggle.
For a long time I tried to believe that we just couldn't see the end goal. Now I have to agree with those before me, the end goal is to shut down the game and drive away players (perhaps in the opposite order🤔).
2020 has been hard enough for most of us. I came looking for an escape to reality when I started playing last year. Now I have picked up other games for that. This has become a terrible grind of a thing that I no longer look forward to logging in each day. I am not blaming the events of 2020 for that, but the devs have a choice of how to shift the game. This feels more like a psychology experiment on human resilience now than a game. It makes me sad that I have joined the negative Nellie and moaning myrtles of the forum.
I opted not to even try to play today’s October Community Day. Frankly, I am feeling bitter that after an hour of playing outside the home and 4 hours of playing at home with 8 TTD’s, I ran out of time at midnight still missing two Prophecy Records. It just felt like a ****’s bet to spend that much time to try to play a similar game today.
I Have used at least 7 TTD Today... but won't be able to make it. It feels so wasteful.
I'm just sad now.
I had about 30 exstimulo potions in all and made many today + got some from traces but almost all of it is gone...
What is this? I wish I didn't play today.
Was the task of using 7 Estimulo potions in challenges really necessary? It seems like the needed WoWW foundables all require potions (or at least 5-7 spell energy if not) so using them in challenges was a complete waste of resources that could have been used elsewhere. Please don't repeat this in the future!
I've been playing A LOT today. I have 15 minutes left to complete the tasks and even if I had 6 hours left I don't think it would be a success... This is ridiculous.
The rewards for finishing all the tasks are very low, the tasks themselves are immensely time consuming and difficult to complete. If you don't want people playing this game anymore then go ahead because that's what's going to happen if you don't change anything. Such a shame!
What the ______! I've been frustrated before with this game, but this is ridiculous. The TTD have been okay but not great, but the latest TTD only gave me 2 Lee and 2 Pucking. I even have an upgraded TTD (12 extra traces).
Even though everything has been already said here, this time I have to comment as well. I am so frustrated! I just checked, I played almost 8 hours today!!!! I am level 43 and SOS 9654. I used countless TTD‘s and almost all my exstimulo potions (>25). I even used 9 dark detectors and I walked about 5 km. In the end time was running out and I was missing 2 Fred’s.
In general I think it is good to make the tasks a bit more challenging, but it should be doable. Further the rewards should meet the tasks. It shouldn’t be a full time job and most important: it should be fun! Now I was just stressed for ours and I regret I even tried. The past brilliant event as well as the September community day should have taught me a lesson. Total waste of resources and more important of time.
Just for the record, second community in a row I didn't finish, the first two I don't finish. This time, 1 George left...
Please, take into account that one day events could pass things like this, maybe it's best to make them longer, than friday evening to monday morning or something like that.
I finished the September make-up day because I had the whole day free, it took most of the day.
I didn't even really try in earnest after about an hour for the October day because I knew I didn't have my whole day free, and the rewards weren't great for the resources needed to finish it.
Seems a bit too much for 3 DADA books.
This is actually my first post / comment. I love the game. This has been a rough year for everyone, equally for me. Played since the first week as a venue to release stress and escape for a bit. There’s are the first two events I didn’t finish. It was disappointing that after 7 tonics and walking around a downtown area I couldn’t finish yesterday. I’m not mad enough to delete the game or stop playing but it’s not what I was expecting and was disappointing. I tried yesterday for the make up day. I’m not going to waste any more tonics today. I played for at least two hours at a downtown bar earlier and didn’t gather half the Weasleys or snack boxes from the night bus. No point in fighting for the rest when the night bus has given me a prestige on everything but snack boxes. I see why people are pi**ed. I take it as the game but after the issues last weekend then this weekend, well even I felt it a disappointment worth commenting.
I must be really lucky because I played casually for about an hour this morning with two TTD at home, mostly missing traces because I was doing chores at the same time, and then I went out and played for less than two hours at the church parking lot and used another 3 or 4 TTDs and I managed to beat all of the tasks and also prestige and then green star all four Trace foundables.
I did have to buy some silver keys to open enough Portkeys to prestige the page, but that was extra, I didn’t need to do that to finish the tasks. 🤷🏼♀️
I know it’s a lot harder if you have to stay at home, and that’s a whole other issue, but a lot of people are saying they went out for hours and hours and used tons of TTDs and still didn’t finish. It just didn’t seem that bad to me. Sorry some of you had so much trouble.
Once again the requirements were WAY too high. I've completed EVERY community day up to this point and now failed TWO IN A ROW.... thanks for nothing Niantic. 😡
Need 4 more george and Fred. Used multiple tonics this evening several earlier in the day and a six k walk and not enough of required traces.
Yesterday for the other Six dark detectors placed plus a tonic not enough prophecy records.
Complete lack of enjoyment. Not a good game anymore.
Lousy implementation of what should be fun.
Maybe the developer should listen to one player after another who say the events are hard or impossible to complete. I think there should t be as many events. This is supposed to be a leisurely game, not a full-time, unpaid chore. Additionally, Covid-19 cases are on the rise.
Way to erode the community by using two community days in a row!
Failed by 1 George Weasley after playing most of the day and running TTDs all evening. Burned through about 15 TTDs. 20 extimulo and 20 strong extimulo potions this weekend, and it reinforces the need to avoid doing it again. I'm sad this game is depressing me, since it's been my happy place for over a year. Off to soothe myself with HP puzzles and spells.